It was DROC’s turn to host a Sprint Into Spring race. The venue was Eltham College, using a new map, and courses set by Melbourne Forest Racers’ Aston Key. The Key family have a long association with DROC and were instrumental in setting up the club 30-something years ago, so it was great to reunite.
Eltham College offered a great mix of technical and physical sprinting. Aston’s excellent courses threw us straight into complexity with a series of short legs and a lot of detail to read, then some longer legs with plenty of route choices to ponder. The terrain on the far side of the tunnel was completely different. For those saving themselves for the green jersey leg, it came right near the end; and Aston had us concentrating hard all the way to the finish line.
Our thanks to Eltham College for their fantastic support in the leadup, and right through the day. We’ll definitely be back!